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Outdoor Research Ferrosi Knickers - Women's

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    4 Reviews


    Crush it in confidence.

    The Outdoor Research Women's Ferrosi Knickers won't hold you back when you're placing toeholds on razor-thin ledges. 90D stretch-woven fabric is wind, water, and abrasion-resistant while promoting free-flowing stretch required for difficult routes. Its low-profile waist easily slides under your climbing harness without excess bulk inhibiting movement. The zippered fly features a hook-and-eye closure with an overlapping tab for a fine-tuned fit. Articulated knees enhance range of motion when you're sport climbing and bouldering. Plus, there's a zippered thigh pocket for safely securing important items.

    • 90D stretch-woven ripstop (86% nylon, 14% spandex)
    • Zippered fly with hook-and-eye closure + overlapping tab
    • Harness-compatible waist with side stretch panels
    • Articulated knees
    • Front hand pockets
    • Zippered thigh pocket
    • Item #ODR00EF

    Tech Specs

    86% nylon, 14% spandex
    16.5 in
    2 hand, 1 zippered thigh
    low-profile, harness-friendly waistband, hook-and-eye closure, with overlapping tab
    Claimed Weight
    7 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    My favorite climbing knicker

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 2 and 4

    I love these knickers for the crag. I've had a different experience than some of the other reviewers in that I have not experienced any problems with resiliency. They have survived multiple trips to the crag with me and have held up on sharp rock and squeezing through chimneys. In fact, they have held up WAY better than my Patagonia Venga pants (and I am a lover of Patagonia). Additionally, they are super comfortable. I originally bought these in a 4 and found the waist to be bigger than expected...I can pull them on and off without unbuttoning. Amazingly, though, the fabric stretches well enough that they don't slip down, even with high steps and bending over to grab gear. I ended up keeping the 4s but am taking advantage of a sale to get a pair of 2s. Plus, I love flashy colors, so I'm excited to have these in orange. Makes it easy to spot me on the wall :)

    Killer crag pant and day-to-day capri!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 4

    Let me first admit that I LOVE the Ferrosi line! I can’t even count how many pairs of Ferrosi pants, capris, and shorts of all lengths I own at this point. It’s just the perfect material for so many of my pursuits.

    But the knickers are my new favorite summer pant! They’re just the right length to protect my knees from getting…well…nicked, when I don’t want to wear full-length pants in the summer heat. The coverage stays in place when I’m bending my knees too! And they are tapered so they don’t look like clown or pirate pants like some ill-designed capris can. Plus, there’s a soft elastic fabric on the sides of the waist, which makes the efficient optimist in me love how easy it is to drop my drawers (I don’t even bother to undo the hook and unzip them). Also, the off-center hook closure is a bit less cumbersome under a harness than the button and tie closure of the Ferrosi pant. Plus, they’ve kept the zippered pocket in the right place!

    For the other comments regarding the pants falling apart: I've probably worn mine climbing, hiking and mountain biking 100 times and they haven't fallen apart yet on me. I will say, the ferrosi material in general has a life cycle where they start to "pill" of sorts after the first handful of times wearing them, making them look fuzzy and like they are going to fall apart. Then that fuzziness goes away and they look new again. Not sure why this is, but I've owned probably a dozen different versions of the ferrosi pant and short now and they all seem to do this.

    Super comfy, don't hold up on rock

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 4

    These capris are very comfortable and stretchy. They are also reasonably flattering, at least for OR.

    On the downside, they don't hold up on rock. I've climbed outside with them maybe 5+ times, and they started to show wear after the first or second time. I wasn't even climbing on overly hard or sharp rock, but they now have pulls all over the knees and lower thighs.

    I would recommend these if you're a gym climber, but not if you ever want to wear them outside. If you're looking for bombproof climbing trousers, check out the BD creek pant; I've scraped those over razor-sharp limestone and granite on dozens of climbing trips and somehow they still aren't ripped or showing wear.

    Total crap

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I usually love outdoor research products but these suck. Wore them for three days backpacking and the stiching started to come apart, the sad part was they were baggy in that area so there is no excuse.

    Stacey, I am so sorry that I am only seeing your feedback now. That is HUGELY unusual for something like this to happen. I will make sure that the designers get your feedback, because its important. It's possible that this was not a widespread thing, but I am sorry it happened to you. OR does have an Infinite Guaranty, so no matter what happens, we will take care of it.

    Thank you for writing - this kind of stuff helps us to address issues and to make the product better.

    OR Rep